Chunky Sock Pattern

When it comes to knitting, socks are my new ‘addiction’! And what better to wear in this chilly weather than handmade woolly socks…

A while ago I picked up a 200g ball of James C Brett Marble Chunky yarn in dark pink…

JCB Marble Chunky detail

 …it’s flecked with a rainbow of colours which change gradually as you knit with it – gorgeous

For Christmas I had knitted my daughter a floppy beret & matching wrist warmers which she absolutely loved – what to make with the 100g I had left? Socks of course…

Chunky Socks finished

This is such an easy pattern & chunky yarn knits up so quickly – this pattern will fit boys & girls, age 10+ to adult…

 You will need:
  • 100g chunky yarn
  • 6mm double-pointed needles
  • stitch marker
  • stitch holder
  • tapestry needle for sewing up
Abbreviations:
  • st / sts – stitch / stitches
  • rnd / rnds – round / rounds
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • rem – remaining
  • sl – slip
  • w & t – wrap & turn
  • tog – together
  • pm – place marker
  • tog – together
  • ssk – sl 2 sts then k tog
Stitches:
  • 2 x 2 rib – (k2, p2) rep
  • wrap & turn – bring yarn to front between needles, sl next st onto right needle purlwise, take yarn back between needles, sl st from right needle to left, turn work

Ready? Sitting comfortably? Cup of coffee to hand?

Chunky Sock Knitting

Cuff & leg:
  • cast on 32 sts & distribute evenly across 3 needles
  • work 6 rnds 2 x 2 rib
  • k 15 or 20 rnds depending how long you want the leg
Heel:
  • put 16 sts on stitch holder
  • working across rem 16 sts:
    • row 1 – (sl1, k1) to end
    • row 2 – sl1, p to end
  • rep these 2 rows 5 times – 12 rows
  • next row – k10, w & t
  • next row – p4, w & t
  • next row – k4, k wrap st tog with wrap, w & t
  • next row – p5, p wrap st tog with wrap, w & t
  • last 2 rows set pattern – rep until all sts worked
Gusset:
  • k across heel flap, pick up & k 8 sts along edge heel flap, k 16 sts from st holder, pick up & k 8 sts along other edge heel flap, distributing sts across 3 needles – 48 sts
  • k22, k2 tog, pm for start of round
  • rnd 1 – k16, ssk, k to end
  • rnd 2 – k to last 2 sts, k2tog
  • rep until 32 sts on needles
Foot & toe:
  • k until foot is 2 inches short of full length from heel to toe
  • rnd 1 – ssk, k12, k2tog, ssk, k12, k2tog
  • rnd 2 & 3 – k
  • rnd 4 – ssk, k10, k2tog, ssk, k10, k2tog
  • rnd 5 – k
  • rnd 6 – ssk, k8, k2tog, ssk, k8, k2tog
  • rnd 7 – k
  • rnd 8 – ssk, k6, k2tog, ssk, k6, k2tog
  • rnd 9 – ssk, k4, k2tog, ssk, k4, k2tog
  • cut yarn leaving 50cm loose
  • arrange sts across 2 needles, with front sts on one needle, back sts on other needle
  • graft together using Kitchener Stitch

Knit another!

I hope you enjoy wearing these cosy socks – my daughter certainly does!

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6 thoughts on “Chunky Sock Pattern

  1. Hi! I’m having a go at this pattern (my first proper socks) and I’m a bit stuck on the Heel section – the last 3 lines. I’d be super grateful if you could clear something up for me. Should there be a decrease somewhere? As far as I know, knitting the wrapped stitch together with the wrap doesn’t decrease, but I could be doing it wrong. Thanks!

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    1. I’m so pleased you’ve had a go at sock knitting but beware it is highly addictive!!
      You are right with this pattern that there is no decrease in the heel – this is done in the gusset with this pattern
      Good luck & I hope it turns out well for you – let me know how you get on
      Sally x

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      1. Thanks so much for the reply – I didn’t realise there were so many ways of making the heel! I patched together a pattern from various sources and it turned out pretty well but I’ll go back and try this again soon. (You’re so right about it being addictive! )

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  2. Thanks for your pattern!

    I’m a bit lost – at “last 2 rows set pattern – rep until all sts worked”, which rows do I repeat? Is it these two?

    next row – k4, k wrap st tog with wrap, w & t
    next row – p5, p wrap st tog with wrap, w & t

    Thanks so much!

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